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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 12for12 February Challenge: Be present
Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet? Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! But remember, this is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Still.
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PIVOTAL PUBLIC SPEAKING Your Question and Answer Session – Turn Negatives into Positives
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Many people fear having a Q & A session in their presentations. They fear that they will lose control of the audience, that people will take advantage of them, that they will be exposed as less than the expert. Question and Answer session, however, if handled adroitly, can become a very powerful tool. Disaster recovery. Set boundaries. MORE >>
- Newspaper Deathwatch: New York Times Co. loses almost $40 million in 2011
Do the reporters, editors, and brass at the New York Times Company feel the wolf at the door? They should. In 2011, the media company lost almost $40 million. Those who follow NEWSPAPER DEATHWATCH probably wonder if someday soon we will find THE NEW YORK TIMES listed as a goner. MORE >>
- McDonald's: Vulnerable, when circus leaves town
What goes up can and probably will go down. That could be the situation for Brand McDonald's. Competitors like Panera are getting close enough to stand toe-to-toe. Yet McDonald's is tampering with the iconic features of its branding, at this exactly the wrong time. MORE >>
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